Ida Watson has held roles at General Motors, Union City Body Co., Control Data Corporation, IBM, and most recently, as co-owner and vice president of public relations for Lexus of Mishawaka and as chief information officer of Brookdale Dodge in Minnesota before that. She has contributed to many local programs and causes, including Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders, the WNIT Executive Committee, the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, and the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend, IN. Ms. Watson earned her M.A. in Ministry from Bethel College, her B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan, and an Industrial Engineer Certificate from the General Motors (Kettering) Institute.